Otis Hart

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All The Rage

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Are you fed up with viral marketing, hype cycles and the 24/7 onslaught of social media? Are you resisting the urge to stop worrying and love the photobomb? Are you of two minds on the hive mind? Then you have a kindred spirit in York Factory Complaint, the Brooklyn duo ...

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Song Premiere: Steve Gunn, 'Milly's Garden'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Steve Gunn's Time Off was one of 2013's most unfairly overlooked records. The guitarist blends the traditional and the avant-garde, fusing the sounds of John Fahey, The Grateful Dead and Will Oldham into back-porch masterpieces. Time Off is the kind of album that can suck the energy out of any ...

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What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

It's turning into the largest influx of asylum seekers on U.S. soil since the 1980 Mariel boatlift out of Cuba.

Since October, more than 52,000 children — most from Central America and many of them unaccompanied by adults — have been taken into custody. That's nearly double last year's total ...

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of June

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another month means another Recommended Dose from All Songs Considered. We listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or through NPR Music's ...

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Episode 549: A Teenager's Guide to Doing Business in North Korea

Friday, June 27, 2014

The dream of socialist North Korea was that the government would control every part of the economy. No need for private businesses or stores - the state would give you everything. People were not supposed to sell to each other. Ever. On today's show: how markets sprung up anyway.

Music: ...

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NPR Music's Video Redesign Puts You In The Front Row On Every Screen

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NPR Music's live concerts and massive concert archive receive a redesign today, and the changes aim to upgrade your experience everywhere you play our shows.

Whether you're on your phone or your widescreen, the redesign keeps the best and dramatically improves the rest. The renovations range broadly:

  • Visual ...

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A 'Pink Frost' Remake Heralds The Return Of The Chills

Monday, June 02, 2014

In certain corners of the record-collecting world, few rock songs are revered as much as The Chills' "Pink Frost." The tune turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the band has re-recorded it and included it as the B-side to its first single since 1995.

Before we get any further, ...

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of May

Monday, June 02, 2014

Another month means another Recommended Dose from All Songs Considered. We listen to literally hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or

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First Listen: Bok Bok, 'Your Charizmatic Self'

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Four years ago, a small U.K. label forced listeners to rethink what we call dance music. Night Slugs, co-founded by Alex Sushon (a.k.a. Bok Bok) and James Connelly (L-Vis 1990), coalesced around the pair's monthly London gig of the same name, a party that gradually fused house music and grime ...

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Song Premiere: Protect-U, 'Distored'

Friday, May 09, 2014

"Distored" is a gritty techno track with a heartwarming story behind it — and, like so many stories, it began one night in Paris.

Back in 2012, D.C. electronic duo Protect-U — Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko — was celebrating its recent signing to Planet-Mu records by touring Europe. Petillo ...

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of April

Friday, May 02, 2014

Another month means another Recommended Dose from All Songs Considered. We listen to literally hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or

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Innovative Chicago Producer DJ Rashad Dies At 34

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rashad Hanif Harden, the Chicago DJ and producer known as DJ Rashad who helped establish a new style of dance music over a 15-year career, died on Saturday. He was 34.

Harden was found unresponsive in a Chicago apartment on Saturday afternoon, according to Chicago police officer Janel Sedevic. Drug ...

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Hear A New Solo Song By Jamie XX

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The xx's epochal debut album thrived on a blueprint almost as simple as the band's name: seduction and ... wait for it ... suspense. The marriage of spacious production and sultry vocals seems like a cliché today, but when singers Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft and producer ...

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Revisionist History: 5 Crucial Frankie Knuckles Remixes

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Over the past week, dance music lovers around the world published several "beginner's guides" to Frankie Knuckes' catalog of house hits. Slate's Nicholas Fonseca tackled the godfather's top singles with an illuminating essay, and The Guardian's music blog ran down five of his essential songs. The ...

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of March

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In the world of dance music, March will be remembered first and foremost for the passing of house progenitor Frankie Knuckles on the final day of the month. If you haven't read our remembrance by Barry Walters, please stop what you're doing and check it out. It's hard ...

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Space Artist Brings 'Alien Worlds' To Life

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

David Aguilar’s office at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a lot like any office in the building — except it’s full of aliens.

Aguilar is director of public affairs and science information there and in his latest book for young scientists, “Alien Worlds: Your ...

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First Listen: Protomartyr, 'Under Color Of Official Right'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

There's nothing wrong with music that doubles as an outpouring of joy: sing-along choruses, ecstatic vocals, outsize emotion — a positive outlook on life, generally speaking. If that's your thing, Protomartyr is here to spill it all over the front of your nice, new shirt, possibly scalding you in the ...

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Song Premiere: Merchandise, 'Figured Out'

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DIY punk bands from around the country are getting a bit more attention these days, largely due to Twitter and Bandcamp, and one of the turning points was Merchandise's 2012 album, Children of Desire. The Tampa-based band was a revelation to a lot of different music lovers; instead ...

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Welcome to Recommended Dose, All Songs Considered's roundup of our favorite dance tracks. We listen to literally hundreds of new songs each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers, and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or ...

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First Listen: Diane Cluck, 'Boneset'

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Diane Cluck has been under-appreciated for so long, it's hard not to try to make up for lost time. So, before you listen to Boneset for the first time, take a few minutes to listen to one of the best songs of the last 10 years: "All I Bring ...

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